Best of Eurobike 2011: Back to black
Cannondale, Eurobike 2011
Cycling Weekly went along to Eurobike, the world's biggest cycle trade show, to bring you news of what's hot for 2012 and beyond...
It would appear that, thankfully, bike manufacturers are moving (slowly) away from their safe red/black/white combos.
It seems the required reading for product managers over the last 12 months was Hitchhiker's Guide: Zaphod Beeblebrox's spaceship with black on black has been taken as a style guide by all and sundry this year.
Expect lots of subtle bikes combining matt and gloss for 2012. Here's a selection of what we saw.
Cipollini addsblack styling
Cleaner lines you couldn't Look to find
Stevens: German giants
Colnago: Even the Italians get involved
Black magic: Focus never misses a trick
Bianchi's green machine
Judos to Cannondale, the first with black on black
Not to miss out, wheel manufacturers such as Fulcrum - with its Dark Label series - are joining in to offer matching hoops